Apr 6, 2010

Good sign: The L.A. Times's Tim Rutten is worried about Archbishop Gomez

L.A. Times columnist Tim Rutten, a liberal, is really worried (click on this post's title) about Archbishop Jose Gomez. That's a good sign!

Rutten says, "Mahony is the last of the politically progressive, pastorally centered American prelates selected in the wake of Vatican II. Gomez belongs to a traditionalist generation."

Rutten frets that Archbishop Gomez's appointment could be "disruptive" and could bring "wrenching" changes to us L.A. Catholics, such as maintaining distinctions between priests and laymen.

Rutten smears Opus Dei at length and is upset about Archbishop Gomez's links to it. He also doesn't like the Archbishop's "close association" with pro-life Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who, says Rutten, practices "confrontational leadership" -- in other words, he doesn't pal around with Catholic pro-abortion politicians, he says they should be denied Communion.

And the editorialists at the Times are spouting advice already:

They say they hope Archbishop Gomez won't be "confrontational" and will have "circumspection" like Cardinal Mahony in not "calling on pro-choice [sic; read, "pro-abortion"] Catholic politicians not to take Holy Communion."

Let's keep Archbishop Gomez in prayer, and Cardinal Mahony and all our Archdiocese.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the fact that the Times is going crazy over the new archbishop. He's too Catholic for most of the folks in LA. He's going to have an uphill battle making changes, but he's young.

I really appreciated a comment he made during the news conference that said something to the effect that his appointment [as archbishop of LA] was the greatest gift God had given him besides the priesthood. How long has it been since we heard something like that?

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Dino said...

The new arzobispo might even delete liturgical dancing.

11:32 AM  
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11:37 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Indeed a good sign. May God Bless Archbishop Gomez!

Paul in LA

12:09 AM  

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